Was there a time before war?
"Peace is the interval between two wars" - Machiavelli
At least until something fundamental changes in human nature. - Me.
I had the day off from work so I was sleeping in that morning. All of a sudden my dad bursts into my room yelling "WE'RE BEING ATTACKED!! GET UP!!!"
I LITERALLY jump out of bed, grab a bat I keep in my room and go running upstairs read to swing it over some peoples heads like there's no tomorrow only for my dad to point at the TV and say to watch it.
I Was in Australia, watching tv late at night. The newsreader came on and said "please stay with us, we have some important breaking news from america", I thought "youre lying, you just want me to watch some more advertisements", and turned the tv off, went to bed. Did i ever get a shock when i saw the newspaper headlines while walking to work the next day !
I had been employed as a Tool & Die Maker in an Easthampton, MA machine shop on the morning of Sept. 11th. Around mid-morning, a fellow worker who had a radio in his work area told me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. From the way he described it, the incident sounded like an accident involving a small plane that had deviated from its flight path.
About half an hour later he came back to my corner to tell me that another plane had crashed into the second WTC tower. This time I went to his work area and listened to the radio coverage of the incident. By then, the station's regularly scheduled programs had been cancelled so that news coverage of the attack could continue uninterrupted. Soon afterwards, we were all told to go home so that we could follow the news on TV.
I got home around noon. Every TV station was reporting live on the situations in New York and Washington. I kept switching between news stations for the next six hours, trying to get the most detailed coverage of the afternoon's reports. All the while, I had my VCR taping continuously. By 6:00 p.m. I had had enough and switched off the TV. A great depression had come over me. A few months later I destroyed all the tapes I had recorded, deciding that they'd be too depressing to watch.